The Real Feel of Eczema

WEEK 4 (OCTOBER 21-27): #THEREALFEELSOFECZEMA

How would I describe the way it feels to live in my skin?

Painful. Embarrassing. Frustrating. Tiresome. Annoying. Irritating. Upsetting. Hopeless.

I’m currently in the middle (or at least I hope it’s the middle and soon to be end) of an eczema flare up. Before it began, I was relatively okay. That’s probably an upside and downside of eczema. Sometimes I don’t have time to actually cherish my eczema free moments. Although, in my case there’s no such thing as being eczema free.

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The Real Cost of Eczema

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WEEK 2 (OCTOBER 7-13): #THEREALCOSTOFECZEMA

  • Atopic eczema affects as many as 1 in 5 children and 1 in 10 adults

  • 86% of children and 84% of adults surveyed report interrupted sleep

  • Over a quarter (26%) of carers report 1-2 days absent from school each month

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What has eczema cost me?

In terms of financial costs, eczema can be fairly expensive to manage. It’s hard to find products tailored to sensitive skin within an affordable price bracket. Often creams and moisturisers aimed at individuals with eczema are marked up compared to general products. Right now, my go to moisturiser is Aveeno Skin Relief Lotion and at £7 a pop, it all adds up, particularly because I have to moisturise twice a day. However, not everybody would be able to pay that price for a daily moisturiser.

That’s not even taking into account the fact that some of these lotions and creams become unusable if they cause a negative reaction and/or have no effect at all. If I buy a moisturiser that leaves my skin feeling dry, I can’t continue using it nor can I return it. This leads to a fair amount of waste – of product and money. Continue reading “The Real Cost of Eczema”

‘Eczema Cured’ – Stop Selling Us ‘Miracle’ Products — #TheRealEczema

I was scrolling through some forums and saw a thread (shown below) about a blogger who claimed to have beaten cancer using ‘natural remedies’ and sold a cook book revealing her ‘secrets’ to vulnerable people suffering or affected by those suffering from cancer. (Link to article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-28/disgraced-wellness-blogger-belle-gibson-fined/8995500?pfm=ms&pfmredir=sm) It really angered me but reminded me of […]

via ‘Eczema Cured’ – Stop Selling Us ‘Miracle’ Products — #Itching2Roll

This is a really good blog post about how hard it is to find a product that actually works during an eczema flare up!

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